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Old 04-12-2007, 06:46 PM
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My laundry set up is a mess. My washer is on the main floor, in the kitchen. My dryer is in the basement. We keep our dirty clothes in our bedrooms in hampers and I have a basket in the bathroom. I sort in my bedroom and the bathroom. I wish I had a better set up but unless we want to put lots of money in this house this is the way it is. Oh, I have a line and a drying rack in the basement.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:59 PM
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I did eventually work out my laundry and it has been going well now the way it's set up.
I decided on a free standing set of wire shelves that are on wheels so can move to where it will be out of the way, it has 3 shelves and the top, I have 2 cubes on bottom and middle shelves and 3 smaller on the next up and my laundry baskets sit on the top when they are not in use.
I bring the 2 bathroom baskets out when I need to and sort colours into the cubes, more in the bigger cubes and the smaller for the lesser odd colours. It's workign great and I now don't ahve those odd items being missed out on because they were mixed up in other clothes.
We have a dryer but rarely use it I do all outside line drying.

All my friends are replacing their washing machines, top loaders, with front loaders, anyone perfer one over the other?
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:28 AM
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I have been working on my laundry area/pantry/basement storage (all one area) this week. Sometimes I wish the laundry area was completely separate from the others, but that's just not the case in this house.

My goal is to get the long dresser that I have down there, cleared off on top, so I can use it as a laundry folding area. Right now it is the "sorting area" for stuff as I decide if I should trash it or keep it. Then I have to find a place to put away whatever I kept.

Kathy, I started up a new thread with your question about washing machines. This way it will get seen by more members. Hope you get some good answers!
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:12 PM
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No worries Barb.

When I bring my washing in to be folded I do it on our bed, I put dh and mine straight away and the kids go in piles to be put away. I find the bed has more space and it HAS to be put away or I can't go to bed at night LOL
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:56 PM
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has anyone ever done this instead of using dryer sheets?

http://www.scottcommonsense.com/tip_...px?tipID=10008

Put two bars of soap (one you like the smell of) in a tube sock, then tie off the top. When you dry your laundry, throw the tube sock and soap into the dryer with your load. It not only does the job of the dryer sheet saving you money but it also helps lessen your drying time. And, yes, it can be reused for a long time.

I found this tip on the Scott Common Sense community in the laundry section - it seems like a cool idea !
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:24 PM
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Humm, I might try this. I won't be using the dryer much, this summer.
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:57 PM
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I have a question about the soap in the dryer.
Usually when you put wet stuff and a bar of soap together you get suds, is wet clothes and soap a good idea in the dryer?
Maybe when it is doing it's cool down cycle and the clothes are mostly dry? Just a thought.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:48 PM
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I was also wondering why you would want to expose your clothes to more soap when you just washed it out.

I only use 1/3 of a dryer sheet and only in the load with DH's dress pants so there is no cling. Everything else I wash just gets a little under 1/4 cup vinegar in the rinse and no fabric softener at all.
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:52 PM
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I'm with Barb I use vinegar in the rinse cycle instead of softener, better for the machine and the clothes I think.
I have a clothes dryer but I use it so rarely that it collects cobwebs LOL

Maybe this did not occur to the original poster on that forum?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:09 AM
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I have a question about the soap in the dryer.
Usually when you put wet stuff and a bar of soap together you get suds, is wet clothes and soap a good idea in the dryer?
Maybe when it is doing it's cool down cycle and the clothes are mostly dry? Just a thought.
I was also wondering about that - I am going to ask Louise, who posted the tip in the Common Sense Community - you should ask her too or leave any of your own suggestions.
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